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Tom, Dick and Harry Details

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Working girl Ginger Rogers (who dresses like movie star Ginger Rogers, despite her meager salary!) cannot decide which of her three suitors will march her down the aisle. Will it be fast-talking automobile salesman George Murphy, wealthy Alan Marshall, or free-spirited, eternally unemployed Burgess Meredith? She mulls over her choices in a series of hilarious dream sequences (the best involving Meredith, along with three baby Merediths crawling on the floor). If her final decision takes you by surprise, you're in good company: according to one of the cast members, director Garson Kanin and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Paul Jarrico kept the denouement a secret until the last day of shooting. Featured in the cast is Phil Silvers as a delightfully obnoxious ice cream vendor, and, in a microscopic role, Jack Briggs, who would eventually marry Ms. Rogers. A favorite with both audiences and critics, Tom, Dick & Harry was ineffectively remade in 1957 as the Jane Powell musical The Girl Most Likely. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Board of Review Ginger Rogers Best Acting 1941 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul Jarrico Best Original Screenplay 1941 Nominee

Cast

Ginger Rogers
as Janie
George Murphy
as Tom
Burgess Meredith
as Harry
Phil Silvers
as Ice Cream Man
William Alland
as Newsreel Announcer
Edna Holland
as Miss Schlom
Sarah Edwards
as Mrs. Burton
William Halligan
as Mr. Burton
Sidney Skolsky
as Announcer
Knox Manning
as Radio Announcer
Berry Kroeger
as Boy Lead
Maurice Brierre
as French Waiter
Jack Briggs
as Bov
Lurene Tuttle
as Girl Lead
Netta Packer
as Salesclerk
Gertrude Short
as Bridge Matron

Crew

Garson Kanin
Director
Robert Sisk
Producer
Paul Jarrico
Screenwriter
Merritt B. Gerstad
Cinematographer
Gene Rose
Songwriter
Roy Webb
Composer (Music Score)
Roy Webb
Songwriter
John Sturges
Editor
Van Nest Polglase
Art Director
Mark-Lee Kirk
Art Director
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Renie
Costume Designer
Vernon Walker
Special Effects
Mel Burns
Makeup
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